Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.1, Mac OS X Server 10.6.1

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.1 Update which is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes for:

• compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems
• an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly
• some printer compatibility drivers not appearing properly in the add printer browser
• an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock
• instances where automatic account setup in Mail might not work
• an issue where pressing cmd-opt-t in Mail brings up the special characters menu instead of moving a message
• Motion 4 becoming unresponsive

Apple also released Mac OS X Server 10.6.1 Update which is recommended for all servers currently running Snow Leopard Server version 10.6 and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your server.

Mac OS X 10.6.1 Update and Mac OS X Server 10.6.1 Update are available via Software Update and also via standalone installers:

More info and download links:
• Mac OS X 10.6.1 Update (71.47MB)
• Mac OS X Server 10.6.1 Update (71.57MB)

MacDailyNews Take: Hey, we told you it was imminent!


  1. That is quick… Hopefully, this means there are no major problems with the snow cat.

    Finally convinces my boss to get SL. I told him it’s no problem with the software he has, but he never believes me. He got burned with the old-long-name-account bug with Leopard, and since then he’s getting paranoid…

  2. Aw crap.

    I was about to be like, “Yea!” And then I was like, “Should I do it now or later?” And I got all excited and stuff and then I was like, “I’ll do it now!” So I was about to hit Software Update when I was like, “Aw crap” because I don’t have Snow Leopard and I was like, “Aw man, this G4 is bringing an end to my long line of excitement with updates.”

    And that’s what I’m still like.

  3. I’ve had zero problems so far, but I’ll take that update because I like my Mac snappy as possible. It’s already snappy with SL, now it will be even snappier with SL1. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  4. instances where automatic account setup in Mail might not work

    I was experiencing this (I believe): everytime I rebooted my MacBook, it would reset the custom outgoing mail server port after I’d manually set it. This seems to have fixed that; thanks, Apple.

  5. > That was fast…

    Not really. The initial release of Snow Leopard had to be “golden” a few weeks before the actual release data, to get all the discs manufactured. I’m sure the Apple’s engineers have been working non-stop on the first dot-dot release, since that date, for over a month (maybe after taking a day off to celebrate shipping 10.6.0).

  6. This update is designed to get those who would otherwise update to SL, but never, out of some misguided principle, upgrade to a version x.0, waiting instead for Apple “to fix the first wave of bugs”; they don’t want to “pay to be beta testers”. Apple may have not fixed all that many things in this update, but they rolled it out quite quickly (within two weeks). This is in line with all previous new OS releases (Leopard 10.5.1, Tiger 10.4.1, Panther 10.3.1, Jaguar 10.2.1, as well as Puma, 10.0.1; Cheetah took some two months before 10.1.1 came out). They all came within the first month after the major release.

  7. Does anyone know anything about the disappearing iPhoto images that some people are reporting in the Apple Discussions Snow Leopard forum? Most of the Snow Leopard glitches I know about are fairly minor, but this one could be scary if reports are true.

  8. @Ralph: You can re-download your QuickTime MPEG2 component from the Apple store for free, since they keep a record of your purchase and you can see links to your previously purchased downloadable software when you login to your Apple store account.

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